Recovering a computer from a virtual disk
Using the recovery
environment, you can recover your computer from within a virtual
disk file (.vmdk or .vhd). If you have a virtual disk for the hard
drives that you want to recover, you can fully recover your
computer or other hard drive back to the state it was in when the
original virtual disk was created.
See Recovering a
To recover a computer from a virtual disk file
Start the computer by
using the Symantec Recovery Disk CD.
On the Home panel, click
On the Welcome page of
the wizard, click .
In the View recovery
points by list, select and then do the following:
Locate and select a virtual disk file (.vmdk or
.vhd), and then click .
If necessary, click .
Specify a shared network
folder path and assign it a drive letter. You can then browse the
folder location for the virtual disk file you want.
Select the target drive
where you want to restore the virtual disk.
Optionally, do any of the
Delete a selected drive
in the list to make space available to restore your virtual
When you click Delete
Drive, the drive is only marked for deletion. The actual deletion
of the drive takes place after you click Finish in the wizard.
If you delete a drive and
then change your mind, click to return the drive to the list.
Select the options that
you want to perform during the recovery process.
See Virtual disk
The options that are
available depend on the target drive that you selected earlier.
Click to review the recovery options that
Select if you want the
computer to restart automatically after the recovery process
Click to begin the recovery process.